This news release has been corrected to ammend the number of adults killed and wounded in the market for whom Human Rights Watch had documented full identifying information. The number of people who were killed and whose information we documented remains the same, at 34.
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An earlier version of this news release misspelled the names of Abdolreza Kouhpayeh and Payam Derafshan.
An earlier version of this article stated that 422 members of the White Helmets were evacuated. It has been updated to reflect that this number includes both White Helmets and their relatives.
An earlier version of this news release did not name the Beirut-based rights group, Legal Agenda.
On June 28, 2018, Human Rights Watch published a press release entitled, “Pakistan: Ensure Ahmadi Voting Rights” (https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/28/pakistan-ensure-ahmadi-voting-rights). We regret that due to an editing error the press release reproduced passages without attribution in the law review article by Amjad Mahmood Khan, entitled, “Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan: An Analysis Under International Law and International Relations,” published in the Harvard Human Rights Journal in 2003. Human Rights Watch cited this article in its 2005 report, “Breach of Faith: Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh,” but when the passage was reproduced for the June 28 press release the footnote was not included.
An earlier version of this dispatch incorrectly quoted US President Donald Trump as saying life in North Korea was “hell on earth” during a visit to Seoul. Rather, Trump was reported to say that life in North Korea was “a hell that no person deserves.”
An earlier version of this news release misspelled the last names of Mohamed and Abdessamad Hachbai and the last name of Najat Mahjoubi.
An earlier version of this news release misstated Shady al-Ghazaly Harb's occupation. He is a doctor.
On May 30 Human Rights Watch posted a story commenting on the then-apparent killing on May 29 in Kyiv of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko. Later on May 30 we removed the story from our website when it was confirmed by authorities in Ukraine that security services had, with Mr Babchenko’s consent, staged the alleged-killing, and that Mr Babchenko is alive and had not been attacked in any way.
Local state media outlets identified the long-time rights advocates Loujain al-Hathloul, Aziza al-Yousef, and Eman al-Nafjan, along with Mohammad al-Rabea, an activist, and Ibrahim al-Modaimeegh, a human rights lawyer, among those arrested. An earlier version of this news release incorrectly identified the source of this information.